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Introducing our 2019 Roundup Campaign

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: July is the hardest month for wild horses in the American West. That's when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) begins its summer roundup season. It's also the time of year when most bands have young foals and temperatures kick into the triple digits. For hundreds of wild horses, July means the end of freedom. Families will be torn apart and chased for miles to the brink of exhaustion, then thrust into crowded pens where they’ll await a future in which the odds are stacked against them. And, this is just the beginning. Across the West, the roundups will continue through March. Your continued support and attention over the next few weeks will be crucial. As part of our July Roundup Campaign, we have set a goal of raising $50,000 by July 26. Your support will help us hold the BLM accountable – and raise public awareness about what is happening to the wild horses and burros so many Americans cherish.
  • Our field observers are the eyes and ears for the public at roundups. We need resources to keep observers on the ground to document the cruelty that occurs at during these remote operations.
  • Our advocacy and policy programs address the underlying causes that perpetuate this inhumane and costly management practice.
  • Our fertility control programs provide a model for humane management that focuses on preventing large scale roundups in the future.
  • Our lawsuits challenge the BLM’s flagrant disregard of federal law protecting wild horses and the environment.
Help us fund these crucial steps to hold BLM accountable, advocate for humane management policy, and preserve these national symbols of freedom. Thank you for being on our team as we strive to keep wild horses safe and wild. - AWHC Team PS: A fan of social media? Help us spread awareness of the BLM’s summer roundups on Facebook and Twitter! Donate ...
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Re: These are the last weeks of freedom for hundreds of wild horses

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: The helicopters will fly in just over a week. Please help us prepare to be onsite to document and hold BLM accountable as it rounds up hundreds of federally-protected wild horses from our public lands. - The AWHC Team These are the last weeks of freedom for hundreds of wild horses in the West. Just days after July 4, when America celebrates freedom, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will use helicopters in terrifying and often fatal roundups to rob hundreds of wild horses of their freedom. Once captured, these iconic symbols of American freedom will be held in captivity for the rest of their lives. Of those who survive the roundup, many will then die in holding facilities in the weeks and months to follow. In holding facilities, the threat of slaughter looms large over their heads as the BLM captures more and more wild horses and burros from the wild and warehouses them at taxpayer expense. Please make a donation to the American Wild Horse Campaign right now so we can be prepared for the BLM's summer wild horse and burro siege. In last summer's roundups, foals were separated from their mothers and literally run to death. Helicopters ran horses into barbed wire and chased them for miles until they collapsed. We were there to make sure every abuse was documented. Frequently, we’re the only public eyes and ears at these roundups. Documenting this cruelty and holding the BLM accountable is a fundamental step to creating change. Now we must build the resources necessary to be out on the range again, so we can document the roundups and the cruelty that will undoubtedly occur over the next few weeks. As July 4th approaches, please remember the majestic wild horses who are living their last weeks of freedom, unaware of what’s to come. Please take the first step to putting an end to this cruelty and make a donation today. Thank you, AWHC Team Donate ...
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These are the last weeks of freedom for hundreds of wild horses

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: These are the last weeks of freedom for hundreds of wild horses in the West. Just days after July 4, when America celebrates freedom, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will use helicopters in terrifying and often fatal roundups to rob hundreds of wild horses of their freedom. Once captured, these iconic symbols of American freedom will be held in captivity for the rest of their lives. Of those who survive the roundup, many will then die in holding facilities in the weeks and months to follow. In holding facilities, the threat of slaughter looms large over their heads as the BLM captures more and more wild horses and burros from the wild and warehouses them at taxpayer expense. Please make a donation to the American Wild Horse Campaign right now so we can be prepared for the BLM's summer wild horse and burro siege. In last summer's roundups, foals were separated from their mothers and literally run to death. Helicopters ran horses into barbed wire and chased them for miles until they collapsed. We were there to make sure every abuse was documented. Frequently, we’re the only public eyes and ears at these roundups. Documenting this cruelty and holding the BLM accountable is a fundamental step to creating change. Now we must build the resources necessary to be out on the range again, so we can document the roundups and the cruelty that will undoubtedly occur over the next few weeks. As July 4th approaches, please remember the majestic wild horses who are living their last weeks of freedom, unaware of what’s to come. Please take the first step to putting an end to this cruelty and make a donation today. Thank you, AWHC Team Donate ...
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California’s wild horses need your voice

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts Help California's Twin Peaks Herd - Take Action Today The BLM is continuing its "business as usual" agenda with the announcement of a roundup and removal plan for California's Twin Peaks wild horse and burro herd. The agency is planning to roundup and remove horses and burros to “achieve and maintain low AML” over the next ten years, implement fertility control on all mares and jennies, manage a non-reproducing population of geldings, and skew the wild horse sex ratio in favor of males. The BLM needs to hear from you. Please take one moment to take action below.   BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting: Submit Your Comments The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is meeting on July 9 -11 in Boise, Idaho. In recent years, the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program has gone from bad to worse, and the special interest agenda of achieving virtual extinction of wild free-roaming horses and burros for the benefit of subsidized livestock grazing has steadily gained ground. This citizen-based board is supposed to represent all stakeholders, among the largest, the American public. Please take one moment to submit your comments today.    House Passes Appropriations Bill with Good and Bad News for Wild Horses Yesterday, June 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Fiscal Year 2020 spending legislation that contains good and bad news for wild horses. On the plus side, the bill prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from selling wild horses and burros from slaughter. If passed by the full Congress, it would put the brakes on the Forest Service's plan to sell wild horses from the Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory in California for slaughter. On the negative side, the bill includes $6 million extra for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) and his allies state will be used to round up and surgically sterilize wild horses. Read on to learn what's next.    Tales From Big Country: Supporting Wild Horses If you like westerns, historical fiction, and action-packed adventures, look no further! This thirteen-story collection, featuring work by national and international bestselling and award-winning authors, offers the best in western fiction. Take a journey into the Old West, from its civilized order to lawless frontier. You won't want to put this collection down. Thirty-five percent of the proceeds go towards our work to Keep Wild Horses ...
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American Herds Special Features: O WILLIS ~ GEORGE ANSWERS!

The following is from the American Herds: O WILLIS ~ GEORGE ANSWERS! George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter for the I-Team - KLAS-8 TV in Las Vegas, NV recently aired a hard hitting two part expose highlighting some of the serious issues facing the Bureau of Land Management's mismanagement of the Wild Horse & Burro Program. Despite being THE Chief Investigative Reporter for the Las Vegas I-Team with a solid reputation earned over decades of in depth coverage and breaking news, apparently George is no match for the one, the only, the incredible, the invincible, the all knowing and all seeing Willis Lamm. It appears Willis graciously took a few moments out to drop George a line and tell him where he went wrong, which from the sounds of it, was everywhere - at least in the World According To Willis! The Knappster has answered back...... Dear Mr. Lamm, First of all, please accept my apology for taking so long to respond to your lengthy and highly detailed email of Nov. 22. I hesitate to call it an email since it is more akin to a book or term paper on wild horse management. In light of the many issues you raised, I knew I would need to carve out some time to craft an appropriate response. That said, I won’t address every single point you made because I’d probably need to take a week of vacation time to get to all of it. I’ll try to respond to the most salient points you made, along with a few glaring omissions. After my stories aired here in LV and arrangements were made to broadcast them in Reno as well, I was warned by several wild horse enthusiasts that I would be hearing from you. They basically told me about the role you’ve assumed in the wild horse debate up north and described the type of response I would likely receive. The predictions were amazingly accurate. To begin, let me assure you that I welcome input from all sides, especially with a story as complicated and emotional as this one. I found your letter to be both cordial and condescending, informative in many places and overtly misleading in others. I’ve been a professional journalist in Nevada for more than a quarter century, and while I appreciate your admonitions and advice, I don’t really need to be lectured about the importance of accuracy ...
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